Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lightly hazed blonde cider with fine bubbling, no head. In aroma, super complex mix of apple pulp, Brett, foliage, and lactic notes. In mouth, superb cider, where apple pulp meets fresh cheese, burning leaves, light peaty character, very nice. On tap at Farmhouse Vermont.
nimbleprop (5942) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Meridian Pint’s DC Beer Week Cider Event. Pours a clear, straw, honey gold with one ring of white head. Nose has a ton of funk, lots of cheese, like brie baked with honey, very horsey too, some grass. Flavor follows on, very wild, sweet, honey, apples, grass, super cheesy, yogurt, a little almond. Sweet and cheesy finish. This is like a cider, mead and gueze had a threesome.
andrepintado (1938) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle from madeincalvados.com. 2010 vintage. Cloudy golden appearance with thin head. Balanced taste. Aroma is sweet green and white.
b3shine (6610) - Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle to pint (2011 vintage; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a transparent apple juice with lively carbonation and white head that dissipates quickly and entirely. Smells and tastes solid; like a good cider. Nice and lively on the palate. A good cider.
thewolf (11495) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Under Kælderen. Pours clear dark golden with a large, fizzy white head that settles. Aroma has apples, light zest, fruity, mild citrus. Highish carbonation, fine dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour has apples, soft sulphur, light zesty. Good dryness to the finish, softly puckering.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, at first I was really disappointed in the overly phenolic, almost band-aidy character in this. I discovered pouring the dregs in the glass helped to mute the harsh (almost smoked meat) funkiness a bit. Sweet apple aroma is covered by brett funk with a spicy edge. Taste is sweet cider up front, then goes medicinal, hinting at smoky band-aides. I thought it was fairly drinkable with the yeast mixed up, but still very funky. The closest thing I have had to this was the Brownslane from Crispin, but this is more funky. Weird to me, but maybe this is traditional?
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a golden straw colour with a lively and quickly dissipating tall head. Barnyard funk, touch of smoky meat and acidic spritziness on the nose. Taste is a little more refined, more apple flesh rather than skin present, with an acidic champagne flavour. Surprisingly refreshing, great balance between sweet and dry. Very carbonated. Had it with a pork dish, went down a treat.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Pours light amber with a ring of bubbly white head. Nose is tons of band-aid initially, with light sweet apple, lots of apple skin and dryness. Taste has less band-aid. Real dry and crisp apples. Still has a little sweetness, with more skin and flesh with a little brett plasticyness. Thin, slick and well-carbonated.
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours lightly hazy deep yellow with a fizzy, effervescent white head, fast rising bubbles with head retention moving to the glass edge, and no lacing. Aroma is earthy and medicinal phenols, apples, straw, and a barnyard funkiness. Flavor is apples, straw and leaves, medicinal phenols and a lightly sweet finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle, 2011 vintage. Pours just slightly cloudy gold with foamy head that dissipates quickly. High carbonation, lively mouthfeel. Aroma is earthy and musty and faintly apple. The taste of this cider is more of the flesh of the apple, not the skins; therefore, it is more sweet than tart. Finish is dry. Terrific cider.